School of Music > Community Music > Concerts & Events > Performathon


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An outstanding marathon event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9am through 7pm at the Holtschneider Performance Center. DePaul Community Music Division will host its 28th annual Performathon to benefit need-based scholarships, enrichment programs for all, and community partnerships with under resourced CPS schools

This PERFORMATHON marks 36 years of music-making at DePaul Community Music Division. To celebrate this momentous occasion, our goal is to raise
$36,000 to assist in removing financial barriers for children who could not otherwise pursue quality music studies.

Over 200 students
 of all ages from beginning to advanced levels will perform on many different instruments in various musical styles in solo and collaborative settings in three different venues throughout the day. We are proud of the achievement of our students and the dedication of our faculty and staff who work together to create a successful event. 

Learn more about Performathon 2023 in our2023 Virtual Program Book.pdf here. You can also learn about our CPS Partnership Program by clicking this video link​On behalf of the entire DePaul Community Music Division and School of Music, our sincere thanks for your commitment and support. ​

  1. Become a Performathon Sponsor. Click here. 
    • Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 prior to Performathon, and your
      name will be included on the Sponsor Page of the Program Book.
  2. Place an ad in our annual Program Book. More information coming soon. Click here.
  3. Donate or bid on an item in our online auction. Click here. 
  4. Purchase tickets for the Performathon Tuition Raffle. Click here.
    • There are seven chances to win free or reduced tuition for CMD lessons.

Access our online auction here.
Bidding ends May 6 at 11:59pm

Donate Items
We are currently accepting items for our online auction. Please help us reach our goal by donating merchandise to our auction. Supporting businesses and individuals will be thanked in our program. If you have an item you'd like to donate or know a business or individual who may be interested, contact our marketing coordinator, Hannah Keisker, 

Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support our cause.

Why Bid? 
All proceeds from Performathon benefit the Fund for the Community Music Division our scholarship fund, educational enrichment programs, and community partnerships. Every dollar makes a difference for children in need of quality music instruction!

Tell Your Friends.
The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help. Please refer a friend and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement.

Buy Raffle Tickets
Lucky raffle participants will win free or discounted CMD tuition and raffle tickets are available for purchase online.

Many families are not able to meet the financial demands of first-class quality music education for their children. The Community Music Division assists with scholarship support. Since 1997, we have awarded more than 700 scholarships for both need and talent, and for the past two years have provided tuition free instruction to students in under-resourced public schools in the Chicago area through our CPS Teaching Artist Partnership Program. In addition, we have provided annual enrichment opportunities for all of our on-site students through Suzuki workshops, chamber fests, and concerto opportunities.

Give Now


The listing below reflects contributions made between July 1, 2022 and May 8, 2023 to the Community Music Division of DePaul University’s School of Music.


The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation/Valerie Chang and Ian Jacobs

The Millard Family


The Gang and Lee* Family

Robert and Patricia Lane


Jong and Yumy Lee Kim*

Jennifer Morgenstern

Alicia and David Nayak

Annmarie Neumeier

Mike and Marshall Reiffsteck

Rachel and Rush Sturges


Katherine Abbott

Sandeep Aggarwal


Alex Baker

Susanne* and David Baker

J. Richard Cummings and Maryann Miskiewicz

Martin and Peggy Friedman

Allison Hahr and Jon Spanbauer

Jacqueline Ja

Namratha Kandula and John Schneider

Ying Lu and Min Cheng

Catherine McClay and Brady Dawson

The Nicolas Family

Regina Syrkin*


Anonymous (3)

Louis Arata

Patricia Blagojevich

Elizabeth Brausa and Chris Brathwaite

Judy Bundra

Deborah Duffy

Jessica and John Fitzpatrick

Craig Freedman

Edith and Zakary Freeze

Stephen and Helene Gabelnick

Irina Havera

Jeongmin Lee*

Sophia* and William Lee

Teresa Moskalewicz

Andrew and Margie Suprenant

Elena Umanskaya and Anton Ryabushev

Up to $99

Enrique Anaya

Karen Andersen and Alex Hlavacek

Anonymous (5)

Dianne M. Cutillo and Bernard A. Pinsonnault

Shane Dresch

Irina Havera

Ronald J. Inawat and Rowena C. Ramilo

Andrew Johnson

Sara Jones*

Jodi Keisker

Jacqueline Kelly-McHale*

Rosemary Malizia

Payal Mansinghka and Dhananjay Bansal

Jytohy Puthumana and Asha Eaton

Kathleen Rundell

Marquis and Dianne Sauvage

Wendy Stock

Stuart L. Strong

Susan M. Tagatz

Maya Tatineni

Kathryn Thomas and Humberto Iniguez

Winnie Wu

Aleksandra Zivanovic and Maxim Harkavy

*Denotes School of Music/CMD Faculty – Staff member